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18th Street Arts Center COVID-19 Response

As a cautionary measure in response to COVID-19 and to protect our artist community who live and work on site at 18th Street Arts Center, we will close our galleries to the public until further notice.

All onsite public events at 18th Street have been cancelled through the end of May.
For artist resources during this time, please visit our COVID-19 blog post, which we will keep continually updated.

To get your dose of arts and culture at home, we encourage you to follow our Instagram for the latest updates, peruse our fantastic YouTube catalogue of artist lab mini-documentaries, and continue to check our website for new online content at 18@Home.

We will continue to follow public health guidance and will keep you updated.

Stay safe and healthy.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public to foster radical imagination, empathy, and positive social change.

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FACING DARKNESS: Building Networks of Empathy

May 25 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Marina Abramovic is a Serbian performance artist, writer, and art filmmaker. Her work explores body art, endurance art and feminist art, the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Being active…

Another On-View Subpage

May 25 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Science affirms that we are made out of atoms, but Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano states that we're also made out of stories. In his book, Los hijos de los dias (Children of the Days), he writes one story that reflects…

Arts Learning Lab @Home: Slanguage | Pandemic Printing

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, May 29, 2020 Slanguage (Mario Ybarra, Jr. and Karla Diaz) Pandemic Printing Fri. May 29 @ 11am – Spanish with English interpretation Discover how to make prints at home with the materials you have lying around the house with…

DE-FENCE ART (Art in the Time of Isolation) | Exhibition

May 30 - June 30

DE-FENCE ART (Art in the Time of Isolation) Curated by Luigia Gio Martelloni  The fence outside 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica May 30, 2020 (Opening) - June 30, 2020 Art on view May 30th, from 12pm till sunset The exhibition…

Pico Block Party & Artisan Marketplace, June 1, 2019. Photo by Erica Rodriguez.

CANCELLED: PICO BLOCK PARTY & ARTISAN MARKETPLACE

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, and following calls in the region to limit gatherings, we are cancelling PICO BLOCK PARTY AND ARTISAN MARKETPLACE which was scheduled to take place on Saturday…

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario | Puppet Friends

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wed. June 3 @ 11am – English with Spanish interpretation Marcus Kuiland-Nazario Puppet Friends During this time of social distancing we can’t see our friends and playmates, so it is time to make some new ones. Marcus will lead a…

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario | Puppet Friends

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fri. June 5 @ 11am – Spanish with English interpretation Marcus Kuiland-Nazario Puppet Friends During this time of social distancing we can’t see our friends and playmates, so it is time to make some new ones. Marcus will lead a…

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Marcos Ramirez ERRE | Let’s think a flag, let’s make a flag

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wed. June 10 @ 11am – English with Spanish interpretation Marcos Ramirez ERRE Let’s think a flag, let’s make a flag Imagine, discuss, and create your own flag to represent your life philosophy, values, interests, and passions with internationally-renowned artist…

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Marcos Ramirez ERRE | Let’s think a flag, let’s make a flag

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fri. June 12 @ 11am – Spanish with English interpretation Marcos Ramirez ERRE Let’s think a flag, let’s make a flag Imagine, discuss, and create your own flag to represent your life philosophy, values, interests, and passions with internationally-renowned artist…

Patty Chang, Letdown (Milk), 2017. Inkjet Print. Detail from Installation. Variable dimensions. Photo by Patty Chang. Courtesy of the artist.

POSTPONED: Patty Chang | Milk Debt | Exhibition Reception & Artist Open Studios

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Patty Chang | Milk Debt Exhibition | May 16 – August 15, 2020 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Gallery | 3026 Airport Avenue Exhibition Reception & Artist Open Studios | June 20, 2020 | 5-8 PM     Patty Chang's…

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